The message received public support from former First Lady Hillary Clinton, who retweeted it with an enthusiastic “YES!”
On this Father’s Day I’m thinking of the thousands of children separated from their parents at the border. These children should not be a negotiating tool. And reuniting them with their families would reaffirm America’s belief in & support for all parents who love their children.— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) June 17, 2018
Lawmakers gathered in McAllen, TX Sunday for a press conference to speak out against the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the most scathing criticisms was brought by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who condemned family separations, demanding that President Donald Trump end the practice now. “Let me just quickly say that when you have a mother tell you directly that she’s in fear that she will never see her child again and when the United Nations human rights commission indicates to the Trump administration you’re violating human rights, then you know that what we are saying today is President Trump, cease and desist because you are moving the arc of justice to the heap of despair and the trash heap of injustice,” Jackson Lee said. Her strong remarks were met with applause and cheers from the crowd as Sen. Peter Welch Continue reading "Outraged Lawmakers Hold Press Conference After Touring Immigration Facility: Trump ‘Moving the Arc of Justice to the Heap of Despair’"
In a Father’s Day tweet, former President Bill Clinton set aside celebration of the holiday and called out family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, criticizing what he believes is the Trump administration’s use of children as a bargaining chip in the battle over immigration reform. Clinton said the solution was family reunification, which he felt “would reaffirm America’s belief in & support for all parents who love their children.”
First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly troubled by the division of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and wishes a bipartisan solution could be reached. “Mrs Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN’s Kate Bennett. “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.” Immigration debates have continued to intensify as the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy regarding illegal border crossings breaks apart families, taking children from their parents and keeping them in holding facilities where they are suffering an emotional toll. Last Friday, the administration revealed it had removed almost 2,000 children from their families within a six-week time frame from April to May, showing there are serious consequences to the current Continue reading "Melania Trump ‘Hates to See Children Separated’ at Border, Spox Says"
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) slammed Rudy Giuliani for his blistering attacks on prosecutors and FBI agents investigating the Trump administration, stupefied as to how he’d ever served as an attorney. “I’m so disgusted by Rudy Giuliani and his unleashed nature,” she told MSNBC’s Alex Witt Sunday. “It is hard to believe that he ever was a serious U.S. attorney.” Speier was responding to claims made by Giuliani on Saturday that investigators were motivated by their anger over President Donald Trump‘s election and that they belong in a psychiatric ward. “To throw that kind of dirt around, to be so demeaning to people that have served our country with distinction is deplorable to me,” Speier said. The congresswoman, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, also addressed The Washington Post‘s new report revealing Trump confidante Roger Stone met with a Russian who offered him dirt on Hillary Clinton Continue reading "Democrat Rep. Blasts ‘Deplorable’ Giuliani: ‘Hard to Believe He Ever Was a Serious U.S. Attorney’"
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum knocked immigration supporters Sunday, suggesting they hand out their home addresses, invite migrants over and fund their education. “This is what I would say to all of you,” he told Jake Tapper‘s CNN panel. “You want America to be open, fine. Give your addresses out and tell the people who come to this country you can come to my house. You can come to my house and you can stay here as long as you want. I will pay for your education.” Commentator Ana Navarro immediately jumped in, taking aim at Santorum’s pointed remarks, telling him he was misstating what immigration advocates want. “Nobody is saying we want an open country,” she said. “What we are simply saying is we don’t want 2-year-olds torn from the arms of their mothers and crying.” Santorum, who seems to feel that treatment of migrants comes down to Continue reading "WATCH: CNN Panel Tears Into Rick Santorum After He Tells Immigration Backers ‘Give Out Your Addresses’"
NBC’s Chuck Todd threw cold water on Kellyanne Conway‘s defense of the Trump administration’s treatment of migrants, calling it an effort to hold them hostage to force Democrats into passing legislation. During a Meet the press interview Sunday, Conway, who serves as a counselor to President Donald Trump, suggested migrant families being divided at the border are suffering because Democrats aren’t willing to devise a workable deal on immigration reform. “This is a perilous journey for many of these children and if people really cared about them, we would figure out way to get the funding to expand the centers and to close the loopholes,” Conway told Todd. “These loopholes are allowing open border policies. I think what the president is saying if the Democrats are serious they’ll come together again and try to close these loopholes and get real immigration reform.” “This is going to sound Continue reading "Chuck Todd to Kellyanne Conway: Sounds Like ‘You Want to Hold Kids Hostage’ to Get Dems to Pass ‘Some Law’"
In a new report from The Washington Post Sunday, it was revealed Roger Stone, the infamous political strategist and longtime friend of President Donald Trump, met with a Russian who offered him dirt on Hillary Clinton. Stone told the Post the meeting occurred in May 2016 when he spoke with a man who said his name was Henry Greenberg. According to the report, Greenberg was sporting a signature Make America Great Again hat and had a distinct Russian accent. Upon offering up the information on Clinton, Trump’s then-challenger for the presidential seat, Greenberg allegedly told Stone he wanted $2 million from Trump in exchange. However, Stone recalls having passed up on the payment, telling the man Trump wouldn’t shell out the cash. “You don’t understand Donald Trump,” Stone said, per his account in the Post. “He doesn’t pay for anything.” Stone later received a text from Trump’s Continue reading "Roger Stone Met With Russian Who Wanted Trump to Pay for Dirt on Hillary Clinton"